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Wanna Be The Very Best? Tune Into The Nintendo Pokémon Direct Tomorrow

Wanna Be The Very Best? Tune Into The Nintendo Pokémon Direct Tomorrow

Nintendo announced today that there will be a Pokémon Direct streamed tomorrow (27 February), and that it'll contain "roughly 7 minutes of new information". The stream will start at 2pm UK time, so maybe take a late lunch break for it.

Did we also mention that tomorrow is Pokémon Day? That's a thing, apparently. Hence the lovely art, above. The date, 27 February, celebrates the release of the first-ever Pokémon video game(s), Red and Blue, in Japan way back in 1996.

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The rumour mill is whirring into life once more, hoping for the first glimpse of a big and glossy Generation 8 Pokémon title. Last year's Pokémon: Let's Go was a (very classy) remake of Game Boy title Pokémon Yellow, so fans are crossing their fingers that the Direct will deliver footage of a substantial new instalment, maybe set in a new location and starring all-new Pokémon alongside the usual favourites.

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Will they bring onboard some of the changes to the formula brought in by Let's Go? In other words: can we still use our fancy Poké Ball controllers? (Because one-handed play is just the best for gaming and drinking.) More importantly, will it let me give my Pokémon new hairstyles and hats? A key feature, as far as I'm concerned.

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We also got a new trailer for Detective Pikachu, the live-action movie that reminds me that we're living in the *worst* timeline, because Danny DeVito is not voicing the character of Detective Pikachu. Whoever didn't make that happen: shame on you.

And even though I can't fit it into the Actual News above, how about a little joke for you on a Tuesday? Good, good. How do you get Pikachu onto the bus? You poke 'em on! Geddit? I'm here all week.

Excited for a new Pokémon? What would you like to see? Share your hopes and dreams on Twitter and Facebook.

Featured Image Credit: Nintendo

Topics: pokemon, Nintendo

Sam Greer

Sam Greer is a freelance writer/video creator, loud Scot and one of only three Lightning Returns fans. She has written for several outlets including the BBC, the Guardian, Eurogamer, PC Gamer and GamesMaster. Covers a wide range of topics but likes to champion games that do things a little differently.